The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the International Business Machines Corporation.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 19 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing IBM 4 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.23% 5.31% 1.79%
As % of the Vendors category 6.25% 10.89% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £369 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.01% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+54.25% -15.96%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
64 101 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 51.61% 48.79% 45.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 36 15
Average daily rate £400 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 17
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £20.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.07 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Chester region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Chester

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Chester region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM.

1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
1 6 (66.67%) DB2
1 6 (66.67%) SAP
2 5 (55.56%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 4 (44.44%) Capacity Management
4 3 (33.33%) PowerHA
5 2 (22.22%) HTML
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) J2EE
5 2 (22.22%) JUnit
5 2 (22.22%) JDBC
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) AIX
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Banking
5 2 (22.22%) Spring
6 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
6 1 (11.11%) Ant
6 1 (11.11%) CSS
6 1 (11.11%) JSP
6 1 (11.11%) Servlets
6 1 (11.11%) SOAP
6 1 (11.11%) Struts
6 1 (11.11%) XSL
6 1 (11.11%) Windows

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (11.11%) NetWeaver
1 1 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) Informix
2 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 1 (11.11%) SAP BW
2 1 (11.11%) SAP HANA
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 1 (11.11%) Introscope
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Mockito
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Ant
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
1 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Architect
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Solutions Architect
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) JDBC
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
1 2 (22.22%) XML
1 2 (22.22%) Spring
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) Ajax
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) PowerMock
2 1 (11.11%) JAX-RS
2 1 (11.11%) XSL
2 1 (11.11%) WSDL
2 1 (11.11%) JAX-RPC
2 1 (11.11%) JSP
2 1 (11.11%) Servlets
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Online Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Capacity Management
3 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) PowerHA
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
1 6 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (22.22%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) EMC
3 1 (11.11%) Perforce
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Compuware